Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer

Next Phase Recruitment
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Internationally recognised, enterprise-level, facilities management business based in the Crawley area, currently requires a Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer to join its IT delivery team.

With advanced demonstrable experience of working in a Wintel environment, with particular knowledge of VMWare (4.1 and 5.5), the Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer will provide effective technology leadership in both a project-based and where needed, BAU support capacity.

Leading virtual teams of IT Infrastructure Specialists in the support of mission critical, 24x7 infrastructure services, the successful candidate will play a key role in the effective delivery and evolution of core technologies, acting as the escalation point and SME within the team and contributing to the overall technology roadmap.

Specifically, the successful Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer will be responsible for the following: 

- Provide deep technical expertise for all in-scope technology platforms whether hosted on premise or in the cloud
- Lead small virtual teams of Technology Specialists as required to deliver reliable technology solutions on time and to budget.  Provide technical support, guidance and development as required; allocate tasks/activities across the virtual teams; monitor and report on progress.

Ensure that technologies implemented meet

- standards for monitoring, availability, capacity, performance, IT security policies and events in accordance with IT standard frameworks.
- Develop and maintain technical standards for all in-scope technologies – to include standard design patterns which align multiple tiers of capability and cost
- Work with IT Architecture team to develop and maintain technology roadmaps
- Work with IT Service Improvement Manager to deliver continuous improvement to the efficiency and effectiveness of in-scope services
- Build and maintain relationships across IT teams, Service Providers and Key Vendors
- In conjunction with team, provide out of hours support cover on a rota basis

Acting in the role of SME and with regular direct contact with stakeholders, in a project delivery context, the successful Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer will have good communication skills.  From a technical perspective, your demonstrable experience will include the following:

- Significant expertise in installation, configuration and administration of core Microsoft technology stack including: Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012 and Active Directory, clustering technologies, network services (e.g. DHCP) and Configuration Management (SCCM)
- Experience of VMWare 4.1 and 5.5
- Strong understanding of core network principles and technologies including Wi-Fi
- Experience of 24x7, mission critical environments (100+ servers), both onsite and in the cloud

Though not essential, experience and knowledge of the following would be advantageous:

- Significant expertise in a range of the following: Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013, Microsoft SharePoint 2013, Office365 equivalents, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), Remote desktop services (RDS 2012), Edge technologies including Microsoft UAG and Direct Access, security technologies including Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Radius and Okta, MS SQL 2008/2012/2014
- Formal certifications from Microsoft (e.g. MCSE, MCP, MCSA, MCITP)
- ITILv3 Foundation

This is an excellent opportunity to join an enterprise-level industry leader and enjoy the benefits of working in a skilled team working on the delivery of key infrastructure projects.

In reward for your valued contribution, you will be rewarded with a salary of up to £54,000 and benefits including a performance related 10% bonus.  

Keywords: Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer, IT Infrastructure Projects, IT Infrastructure Support, Wintel, MS Windows Server, Active Directory, SCCM, VMWare, MS Exchange, MS SharePoint, Office365, IIS, Crawley, West Sussex

This is a permanent position